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Sustainability Education: Finding the Flow—Achieving High Performance in K-12 Schools

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    Knowledge Community




    Submitted for AIA continuing education credit.

Join us as we explore the partnerships, design methodologies and prototyping mindset required to deliver high performance k-12 schools. Using a recent case study, Patrick Cunningham AIA, principal at Perkins + Will, and Vamshi Gooje, associate principal at Thornton Tomasetti, will discuss how schools can lead the way in making the case for Zero Net Energy facilities and highlight the strategies used to aggressively drive down operational carbon.

Patrick Cunningham AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC
Principal at Perkins&Will
Patrick has been integral to the growth of the Boston office of Perkins&Will since its earliest years. With experience in every aspect of the design process, from planning to detailing, he coalesces the reinforcing spirits of creativity, research, and technical execution for the design teams he leads.
As a partner at Perkins&Will Patrick focuses on various types of high performing buildings ranging from research labs to high schools. He strives to achieve authenticity in his award-winning designs; creating environments that merge design technology with craft, seeking reinvention within unique contexts, and accomplishing buildings that bring joy and stewardship to their communities.

Vamshi Gooje CEM, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal at Thornton Tomasetti
As head of the Building Analytics group, Vamshi focuses on strategic initiatives to translate technological advancements into practice. He brings his experience in interdisciplinary knowledge of design, science and technology to provide holistic building solutions on a broad range of projects with particular focus on K-12 sector. His goal is to enable equitable access to high performance buildings through cutting edge technology.